Decorative Tapes Faux Wood Blinds
* Production lead times are only an estimate and does not apply to any colors that are out of stock. Production begins the following business day after ordering. Please allow additional time for shipping.
Decorative tapes are not just a decorative upgrade, they also add additional light blockage by covering the routed holes in each faux wood blind slat.
Below is a list of the blinds and shades that are available with the "Decorative Tapes" upgrade. You must select the upgrade when you add the item to your cart. Additional fees will apply for the upgrade.
Routless Ladders - No Holes Privacy
Routless ladders or no holes privacy add additional light blockage and privacy. Instead of the lift cords running through a routed hole in the center of each blind slat, the cords run though a small slit in the back of each slat. No routed holes in each slat blocks more light.
Things to Consider:
Because there are no routed holes and cords running through the center of each blind slat, the slats may shift and can also be removed from the blind. This allows for easy cleaning of the blind and therefore is not recommended for outside mount blinds or for areas reachable by pets or small children.
Decorative Fabric Tapes
Fabric tapes offer color and style as well as added privacy and light blockage. Fabric ladders replace the standard cord lift ladders and cover the routed holes in each faux wood blind slat.
2 on 1 headrail
Due to the weight of the faux wood blinds, larger blinds must be separated into multiple blinds sharing a common hedarail. Each blind will come with its own set of lift and tilt controls and operate independantly from the other blind(s).
Things to consider:
To prevent the blinds from rubbing against each other there will be slight gaps between each blind that shares the common headrail. For best results align the gaps with the divider rails of the window.
"Cornice Style" Valance vs Standard Crown Valance
Our faux wood blinds all come standard with crown valances for free. We also offer on some of our faux wood blinds an optional "cornice style" valance. This is simply a crown valance on inside mount blinds that sits outside the window frame and extends about 1 inch past on each side. The valance also has sides or returns to create a cornice look to the crown molding valance.
Things to consider:
Because the cornice style valance sits outside the window frame you need to consider any obstructions such as casing around the window or cabinets, etc. that might be in the way of the valance.